Vaping: Blowin’ Clouds at DHS

Vaping: Blowin’ Clouds at DHS

By Lucas Bell We are all familiar with walking into the bathroom and being greeted with the faint aroma of French vanilla, bubble gum, or even a  field of strawberries.  At first one might think the administration has decided to furnish the  restrooms with Yankee Candles to enhance the experience. Unfortunately, this is not the case. What we are dealing with is vaping. “I vape because it is a way to get nicotine that’s definitely safer than smoking,” The Squall’s anonymous vape insider said. The popularity of vaping has grown…

Spring Breakdown

Spring Breakdown

As underage drinking levels rise at Spring Break destinations, the consequences are seen as less and less severe to high schoolers By Michael Bradshaw & Claire Ward Two anonymous Dexter High School Students were interviewed for the article. They will be referred to as John and Susan throughout the text. Panama City Beach. Mexico. Siesta Key. Daytona. These places all have many things in common. They have beaches, are warm, are common Spring Break destinations, and have a major underage drinking presence. As a teen grows up they drift from…

The Hidden Gems Reviews

The Hidden Gems Reviews

By Blake Leonard & David Merz GRILLCHEEZERIE Grillcheezerie is a unique restaurant located in Ann Arbor. They have many different takes on an American childhood classic. The most signature item is the “S’mac N’ Cheese,” which is three cheese macaroni and cheese, between aged cheddar melted on Italian white bread. They also have very different tastes such as the Honey Apple Grilled Cheese which is a grilled cheese with sliced green apple, red onion, and dijon mustard. If you’re not feeling very daring the Grillcheezerie also offers classic tastes like…

Flint Water Crisis

Flint Water Crisis

By Lucas Bell & Gigi Saadeldin When the average American opens their tap, the water which comes out can be described as clean, refreshing, or clear; ever since April of 2014, the water in Flint has been anything but. The first thing citizens of Flint noticed was the color, ranging from blues to brown. The second thing they noticed was the pungent odor. In the mid 1980s, Flint fell into a deep economic depression after the closing of a General Motors plant, still affecting the city’s population today. In an…

The Anatomy of Finals

The Anatomy of Finals

The three main components of finals at Dexter High School By Caden Koenig, Truman Stovall, Gigi Saadeldin & Nick LeBlanc Test-Taking Test-taking is hard enough, especially with all of the pressure of final exams; nevertheless, being confident in an answer should be all it takes for you to fill in the bubble “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, or even that unsavory “E.” Sadly, this is not the reality students are met with during tests due to individual thought processes, especially on finals week. Too many consecutive answers have been a problem…

Concussion

Concussion

A hard-hitting fact: Increased awareness of concussions has caused controversy, forcing sports to adapt By Conor Van Dusen & Caden Koenig When thinking about the recent Michigan vs. Michigan State game, it’s likely the first thing that comes to mind is the spectacular and unexpected finish that left some devastated, others satisfied, and everyone surprised. However, the game winning “punt-six” wasn’t the only controversy surrounding the widely watched rivalry game. The concussion controversy took center stage in the first half when Michigan senior linebacker Joe Bolden was ejected for falling head…

Patriotism levels are on the decline among today’s youth

Patriotism levels are on the decline among today’s youth

By Michael Bradshaw & Hannah Wing “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” We all know these words. We all know their importance to our country. Why doesn’t 65 percent of the student body stand up for the pledge every day then? Is this a result of declining patriotism among teens? Although the majority of students don’t stand up for the pledge there are still a…

Rape Culture

Rape Culture

It is a disease affecting the nation. Everyday, thousands of rape cases go unnoticed and hundreds of rapists go unprosecuted. With an American citizen sexually assaulted every 107 seconds, Rape Culture has stepped into the light as a serious problem. By Claire Ward & Gigi Saadeldin “No one is asking to be violated. There should be a ‘yes’ before anything happens.” In Transforming a Rape Culture by Emilie Buchwald, Rape Culture is defined as “a society where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent. In Rape Culture, [people] perceive a continuum…